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ORGANIZATION: Believe in Me

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ACCESSIBILITY SPECIALIST

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Overview

At Believe in Me, we envision a future where every child has the self-confidence they need to succeed. We are a dedicated team, funding and supporting children's charities that provide marginalized kids with a safe place to call home, a loving family, a sense of community, and ample opportunities to learn, grow, self-esteem, and experience joy. We are currently developing the 1st Gen College Hub app, aimed at empowering first-generation college students with comprehensive resources, personalized guidance, and a supportive community.

Role Summary:

Believe in Me is seeking a dedicated Volunteer Accessibility Specialist to join our team in developing the 1st Gen College Hub app, a transformative platform aimed at empowering first-generation college students. As an Accessibility Specialist, you will play a critical role in ensuring that our app is accessible and inclusive, providing an equitable user experience for people with disabilities. Your expertise will help us adhere to best practices and legal standards for digital accessibility, aligning with our mission to support every student's success.

Key Responsibilities
  • Accessibility Auditing: Conduct thorough accessibility audits of the app's design and functionalities, using both automated tools and manual testing methods to identify accessibility barriers.
  • Standards Compliance: Ensure the app meets or exceeds Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA standards, as well as complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other relevant legislation.
  • Collaboration with Development Teams: Work closely with the UI/UX design, development, and content teams to provide actionable recommendations for improving accessibility.
  • Training and Advocacy: Educate team members on the importance of accessibility, sharing knowledge on best practices and guiding the implementation of accessible solutions.
  • Feedback Implementation: Collaborate with the Quality Assurance (QA) team to prioritize and address accessibility issues identified during testing.
  • User Testing Coordination: Facilitate user testing sessions with participants who have disabilities to gather insights on usability and accessibility improvements.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of accessibility guidelines, audit results, and remediation strategies to ensure ongoing compliance and improvement.
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in web or mobile app accessibility evaluation and compliance is preferred. Familiarity with accessibility standards (WCAG, ADA) and laws is essential.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Proficiency in using accessibility testing tools and methodologies. Excellent communication skills for effective collaboration and advocacy.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of accessibility trends, tools, and technologies. Understanding of the various ways users with disabilities interact with digital content.
  • A passion for inclusivity and a commitment to creating an accessible digital environment for all users. Ability to approach challenges creatively and collaboratively.
  • Commitment to volunteering 2-3 hours per week for content strategy and production tasks.
Why Volunteer With Us?
  • Proven experience in application security or a related field, with a strong understanding of security protocols, cryptography, and vulnerability management.
  • Familiarity with security assessment tools and methodologies, including penetration testing and security auditing.
  • Knowledge of web and mobile application development and the associated security risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and act swiftly in response to security incidents.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of working collaboratively with a remote, volunteer-based team.
  • A passion for cybersecurity and a commitment to using your skills to make a positive impact in the community.
Location

This is a remote volunteering position with flexible hours to accommodate volunteers from various time zones.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume at https://believeinme.org/donate-your-expertise. Please include details of your experience related to the abovementioned qualifications and share your motivation for volunteering with 1st Gen College Hub.

Join us in our mission to empower first-generation college students by leveraging your expertise and passion for technology and education. Together, we can create a platform that supports students through their college journey and inspires them to believe in their potential.



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About Believe in Me

Location:

510 W Riverside Ave, Ste 201, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. We're on a mission to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun.

Description

Our Mission is Simple
We Believe in Kids.
We Believe in Our Community.
We support programs that are transforming the lives of our community’s most vulnerable youth.

Measurable Impact
We believe that success should be measured by the lives that have been changed. That’s a difficult thing to quantify, so we’ve put together a few statistics for you. With the support of our generous donors, we’ve supported over 725 kids, and that’s just the start!

  • 125,000 hours of around the clock care for boys experiencing trauma
    550 hours of tutoring services for foster kids who have fallen behind
    450 Title One students engaged in land conservation education activities
    26 previously homeless children placed in early childhood education programs

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
LGBTQ+
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Software Engineering
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Consulting
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 10 hours per month for at least one year
  • Must provide a valid social security number

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